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Top 5 at Noon: Plant City man's execution tonight; Clearwater PD sergeant arrested; latest on Tropical Storm Nate

Convicted killer Michael Lambrix is interviewed at the Florida State Prison in Raiford on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.  In 1984 Lambrix was sentenced to death for the murders of Aleisha Bryant and Clarence Moore Jr. in rural Glades county.  [Times files]
Convicted killer Michael Lambrix is interviewed at the Florida State Prison in Raiford on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. In 1984 Lambrix was sentenced to death for the murders of Aleisha Bryant and Clarence Moore Jr. in rural Glades county. [Times files]
Published Oct. 5, 2017

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Florida is scheduled to execute a Plant City man Thursday who was convicted of murdering two people decades ago after a long night of drinking. Barring a successful last-ditch appeal filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, Michael Lambrix is scheduled to die by lethal injection at Florida State Prison today at 6 p.m.

A police sergeant with a checkered disciplinary history was arrested Tuesday after deputies said he shoved his girlfriend during an argument. The patrol sergeant faces a battery charge,according to his arrest report.

Tropical Depression 16 strengthened into Tropical Storm Nate on Thursday morning as it nears the coast of Nicaragua. The storm's track shifted west overnight, setting Louisiana in its sights just a day after the Tampa Bay area was in fringe of the forecast cone. Here's a look at the latest update from the National Hurricane Center.

For several years, The Villages has been the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States, drawing retirees to an area of Central Florida with endless recreation, relative affordability and an almost jarring level of cleanliness and order. News media reports are laced with Viagra and "Disney for Adults" references. The explosive growth has fueled a remarkable under-the-radar demographic trend that is playing an increasingly key role in the Florida's politics.

Yes, the Patriots (2-2) look vulnerable as they enter Thursday night's game against the Bucs (2-1). But that's because of blown coverages on defense (which are correctable) and not because of a stagnant offense. Tom Brady, a few months shy of becoming eligible for AARP membership, is playing as well as he ever has. He's second in ESPN's Total QBR metric (Deshaun Watson is first) and second in Football Outsiders' efficiency ratings (Jared Goff is first). Here's our scouting report on tonight's game.

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